The Oktoberfest committee is putting its final touches on the schedule of events for the Oct. 11-15 autumn festival.

The committee’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. at VFW. At this meeting the group will be finalizing details and signing up for shifts to work events.

The tradition continues–with the annual autumn quest for Mr and Ms. Oktoberfest and a pair of Oktoberfest medallions.

The searches have become a favorite for the Pelican Rapids autumn Oktoberfest, which is Oct. 11-15 this year.

Here is how it works: A series of clues will be printed in the Pelican Rapids Press and posted at the Chamber office in Historic City Hall in the weeks leading up to the annual Oktoberfest. One set of clues will be released weekly, gradually revealing the mystery people.

A prize of $50 in Pelican Bucks, which are redeemable as cash at any Chamber business, will be awarded to each of the two winners. One winner per family is allowed. When you think you have figured out the identity of Mr. Oktoberfest, call him or approach him with this clever ditty: “Bratwurst, bratwurst on a bun, Mr. Oktoberfest,
are you the one?” (You must use the ditty to make it a valid request!) If the guy is really Mr. Oktoberfest, he’ll have to fess up. If he isn’t, you’ll likely feel a little silly.

Likewise, when you have figured out the identity of Ms. Oktoberfest, call her or approach her with this clever ditty: “Strudel, strudel on the wall, are you Ms. Oktoberfest this fall?” Again, if the gal is really Ms. Oktoberfest, she’ll be forced to admit it. If not, you will have to try again with someone else fitting the clues.

Winners are instructed to contact Maxine Ballard at 218-530-0420 when they uncover the true identity of Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest.

Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest 2017 will be crowned at the Pelican Rapids Fire Department open house.

Proceeds from Oktoberfest are used for community beautification projects.

Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest

Here are the first clues in the hunt for Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest, the mysterious man and woman who are cleverly hidden in the community of Pelican Rapids:

Clue 1. Import
Clue 2. 1 of 2
Clue 3. River/Swimmer

Clue 1. Local
Clue 2. 3 plus 1
Clue 3. Transformer

Medallion search

The next search is for the Oktoberfest medallions. There are two and each is hidden somewhere in Pelican Rapids.

Clues will be released each week in The Press and will be posted in the Chamber office at Historic City Hall. Winners will receive $50 in Pelican Bucks, which can be used at any Chamber business. One winner per family is allowed. The medallions are not hidden on private property. No digging or climbing is necessary to find them. Please, don’t destroy property when searching for the treasure hunt medallions. The winners who find the treasure hunt medallions are asked to contact Maxine Ballard at 218-530-0420 immediately.

Medallion 1:
Clue 1. 2 square
Clue 2. Glass
Clue 3. Shrubbery

Medallion 2:
Clue 1. Pastime
Clue 2. Competition
Clue 3. Rocky Road